Singapore park lovers have been reminded of their distancing obligations The Boston Dynamics Yellow “Dog”. The hunting dog is equipped with numerous cameras and sensors, which it can use to detect transgressors and broadcast pre-recorded warnings. Authorities have reassured residents that it is not a quadruped data collection device.
At Milton Keynes, a recently enlarged fleet of six-wheeled robots has been delivery of food and small supermarket shipments to hungry residents. The city's extensive network of cycle paths makes it ideally suited for knee-high machines, which travel at a maximum speed of 4 mph. The company waived its delivery charges for NHS workers during the crisis.
These Danish UV disinfection robots are deployed to Chinese hospitals. The machines deploy powerful UV lamps, which destroy the DNA or RNA of all microorganisms within range. This UV effect is well known but is dangerous to use if humans are nearby. However, robots can learn the configuration of hospitals and perform their work independently when medical personnel are not present.
The UN has equipped Rwanda with five anti-epidemic robots made by the Belgian company Zora Bots to help fight the country's coronavirus. Robots can monitor a patient's temperature, identify people who are not wearing a mask, and monitor patients for sound or appearance abnormalities. They can also be used to administer drugs and other essentials to infected people.
In Japan, Newme by OhmniLabs robots have been used to replace quarantined students who were not available to attend their graduation ceremonies. The "telepresence" robots, which had a computer tablet for a head, were draped in an academic robe and each student made a Zoom call to "receive" their diploma from a university official. A similar ceremony, using robots built by students, was held in Nanjing, China.